Make Better Data Career Decisions With The 3 Levels of Data Analysis

Unlike software engineers, product managers, or designers, data team members serve internal users, not external ones. This means that your day-to-day experiences and your learning opportunities depend greatly on the organization you are joining. It means that you cannot assume that all data team roles (at different companies) are equal. And it means — as far as your career is concerned — that you must develop an ability to evaluate the data maturity of organizations before you choose to work for them.

This is absolutely true, and I think that this fact is responsible for quite a lot of data team turnover. Data professionals often are not good at sussing out the organizational dynamics that will determine exactly what their day-to-day will look like. This post provides a solid framework for doing just that.


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